Galinhada with Pequi Recipe


Galinhada is a Brazilian dish typical of the São Paulo Minas Gerias and Goias region.


  • 1 large chicken chopped and seasoned to taste;
  • carrot cut into cubes;
  • 1 chopped bell bell pepper;
  • Parsley;
  • Onion;
  • Green corn;
  • Coriander if you like;
  • 8 cloves of garlic;
  • 100 g of chopped pequi pulp;
  • 2 tablespoons pequi oil;
  • 1 kg rice.


  • Fry the chicken in plenty of oil until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Remove some of the oil and sauté the onion and garlic.
  • Add the vegetables and rice, sauté well. Add chicken, pequi oil and reserved pequi. Add hot water to cook the rice and cover the pan.
  • Add water until rice is soft and moist.
  • Serve immediately with watercress salad.


This recipe was sent to me by a very kind friend of mine from Brazil and who lives in the very area where it originated. My thanks go out to this very kind friend of mine and I’ll see you at the next recipe.

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